Seminar Series

CBME 802 - Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series

The Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series is presented in the fall and winter terms. Regular seminars are scheduled once a month during the term, but special seminars may be held in addition to the regularly scheduled talks.

To complete CBME 802:

Master's students must attend at least 80% of the CBME seminars per year and present one research seminar on his/her thesis work.

Doctoral students must attend at least 80% of the CBME seminars per year and present two research seminars on his/her thesis work.

Seminar themes:

Each seminar will fall into one of three categories: research, training, or clinical. Research seminars will be broadly based, involving aspects of biomedical engineering, biomechanics, biomedical computing, mobility, rehabilitation and ergonomics. Training seminars will cover topics of interest that would not normally be covered in course-based material, e.g. patents and intellectual property, research approaches and experimental design, effective communication of research results, and media relations. Clinical seminars may cover any area of clinical practice which is relevant to research in the areas noted above.

Suggestions for possible speakers or topic areas are welcomed. If you have ideas for future seminars, please e-mail us at:

2017-18 Seminar Schedule

LOCATION: HMRC Innovation Lab (large conference room at back of the facility)


  • Fall term: 1-2pm
  • Winter term: 1:30-2:30pm
Sept 20, 2017 Michael Rainbow, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen's University
Oct 18, 2017 Timothy Smith, Octane Personalized medicine is the future of cell therapy – How will innovation get us there
Nov 15, 2017 Manuela Kunz, School of Computing and Department of Surgery, Queen's University Patient-Specific Instrument Guides: A Novel Image-Guided Surgical Methods
Dec 13, 2017 Student Seminar Day
Jan 17, 2018 Dan Borschneck, Department of Surgery, Queen's University A Day in the Life of a Surgeon
Feb 14, 2018 Ravi Prakash, Department of Electrical Engineering, Queen's University
Mar 14, 2018 Lois Frankel, Industrial Design, Carleton University
Apr 11, 2018 Student Seminar Day

Supplemental Seminars:

These HMRC seminars are optional, but strongly encouraged, for CBME students. 


Seminars of Interest from other Departments.

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